Transforming Southern California and the World
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science includes more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students and 190 full-time faculty members. Established in 1945, UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps — from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics.
The school academic departments include Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as the recently added Department of Computational Medicine, which is affiliated with both the David Geffen School of Medicine and Samueli. In addition, UCLA Samueli offers the Master of Science in Engineering Online program and a Master of Engineering professional degree program.
In 2000, the engineering school was re-named in honor of alumnus Henry Samueli, following a $30 million gift that supported capital improvements as well as fellowships for graduate students and early career faculty. In 2019, Samueli and his wife Susan gave another gift of $100 million to support the school’s expansion well into the next decade.
UCLA Samueli is in the midst of an extraordinary period of growth, with expansion in the number of research labs, faculty and students. New faculty will bring expertise in emerging research areas, such as engineering in medicine, quantum technologies, and sustainable and resilient urban systems.
The school’s facilities include four major buildings — Boelter Hall, Engineering-IV, Engineering-V and Engineering-VI. Recent renovations have added the Student Creativity Center — home to many of its student organizations, and the Innovation Laboratory — a makerspace for hands-on learning and creativity.
The school is ranked No.1 as of 2023 for its online master’s program by U.S. News & World Report.
To see what makes the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering so special, book a tour with one of our Engineering Ambassadors on campus, and download our Viewbook.
Researchers Engineer Metabolic Pathway in Mice to Prevent Diet-Induced Obesity
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]By Wileen Wong Kromhout In recent years, obesity has taken on epidemic proportions in developed nations, contributing significantly to major medical problems, early death and rising health care costs. According to Centers...
Secret to Diet-induced Obesity Unlocked
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]Researchers engineer metabolic pathway in mice to prevent diet-induced obesity By Wileen Wong Kromhout In recent years, obesity has taken on epidemic proportions in developed nations, contributing significantly to major...
2009 NIPPON SHEET GLASS LECTURE
By UCLA Samueli NewsroomJean-Pierre Fleurial,Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech 10:30 a.m. to Noon, June 52101 Engineering V buildingRefreshments Will Be Served Thermoelectric Technology: Challenges and New Application Opportunities...
In Memoriam: Donald K. Edwards
By UCLA Samueli NewsroomDonald K. Edwards, a UCLA Engineering professor from 1959 to 1981, died on May 6 of complications from cancer. He was 76. Edwards was an internationally recognized expert in radiation heat transfer and in the...
In Memoriam: Walter C. Hurty
By UCLA Samueli Newsroomby J.S. Chen and Moshe Rubinstein Professor emeritus Walter C. Hurty died at the age of 98 at his home in Hemet, California on January 10, 2009. Professor Walter C. Hurty was an early pioneer in the aircraft...
UCLA Engineering Receives $2 Million Gift from Alumnus to Fund Carbon Nanotube Research
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]By Wileen Wong Kromhout James L. Easton, chairman and CEO of sports equipment company Jas. D. Easton Inc., has given $2 million to the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to fund research on...